My Commitment to community
Community, volunteer work and giving back has always been a very important part of my life.
For several years I was a board member with the Cabbagetown B.I.A., working to enhance the community through cultural events, beautification projects and annual festivals.
I worked with Project Neutral in Riverdale for a few years, to help the community move towards carbon neutrality.
Working with an amazing organization, I was a board member and vice-president at the Metro Toronto YWCA, an association that supports programs, training and shelters for women and children.
I support The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, “dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs, because we are committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work.” Over the past 19 years, the Foundation has raised over 22 million dollars.
These funds currently support more than 200 local women’s shelters and national partners, all working to help women and children escape violence and rebuild their lives. A portion of every sale that I make is donated to our Foundation, and I am proud to say that my contributions have put me in the top 10% of its national supporters.
In keeping with the Royal LePage mandate, our office also supports a local shelter known as ‘Arise’. We make regular donations of furniture, clothing, household items, Halloween costumes, holiday gifts and money to them throughout the year. If you are clearing out items from your home, I’d be happy to pick up any donations for Arise. They are always in need of dishes and linens.
I am currently a client care volunteer at Emily’s House, (under the umbrella of the Philip Aziz Centre), Toronto’s first hospice care for children and their families. My job is to support the children and their families, in an effort to make their day the best possible.